Sorrow melts and reforms
As heat seeps through my skin
Reflections of my childhood are torn
As frost settles on me once again
Restless echoes ramble on
Retelling me the stories of yesterday
I remember when my courage was withdrawn
"And you left yourself vulnerable to those crimes of hate."
The liquidsparks flicker
And I wince at that one memory
Then my inner voice suddenly stutters
"I don't know h-how you survived such t-treachery."
Snowflakes descend gracefully
As a cold-burning tear rolls down
I will never know real serenity
"Because all I will ever have is my own."
A shred of hope still lives
To defy the acts of hatred
I will forgive every sin
For this is my own flawed salvation